* Smithsonian Notable Children's Book*
* Parents' Choice Silver Honor*
* Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People for 2000, NCSS/CBC*
... Moreno's luminous watercolors gently depict rural life in Mexico.
The primitive watercolor illustrations, long on bright color and strong line, augment the story beautifully.
-School Library Journal
Softly punctuated with the hues of the flower-filled Mexican countryside, Moreno's watercolor and pastel images quietly convey the picturesque setting. Her attention to folkloric details helps bridge the story as it travels between realism and fairy tale.
The story deals honestly with the pain of being robbed of a treasure, and also, by showing the thief with his impoverished family, conveys the need for compassion. Moreno's watercolor-and-pastel illustrations give the Mexican countryside a warm, softly textured appearance.
...illustrated with flat, soft, stylized pictures, this mystical story is believably kindhearted.
- Parent's Choice
This gentle story is written in English with a few Spanish words included to give the flavor of the Mexican countryside, and is told in the great tradition of giving and receiving.
-Hungry Mind Review
Rosalinda's concern for her beloved tree and her kindness towards the thieving Night Man will appeal to young children on many levels. Under the Lemon Moon--a luminous tale of human compassion--shares a gentle lesson with the lightest touch imaginable. -Amazon.com